Courses at Ayrshire College
NC Sports and Fitness
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Full time, one year
Kilmarnock/Skills Centre of Excellence - Irvine Royal
Three relevant National 4's or three Intermediate 1's or a pass in a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 4 or equivalent. Students without any formal qualifications, but with life experience and a demonstrable interest in the subject area will also be considered for entry. A place on the course is subject to an interview process. Applicants will be required to become a member of the PVG scheme
This will give you a key grounding and introduction to the area of Sport and Fitness. This is an excellent first step to develop the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the sport and fitness industry
This course covers the skills and knowledge required for preparation to employment within the Sports & Fitness sector or progression to other courses:
- Sport Activities: Volleyball, Badminton, Football etc.
- Resistance/Circuit Training
- Teamwork through Sport and Recreation Activities
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
A significant practical element makes up the learning and assessment for this NC and so motivation and participation is essential to ensure your success. You will be asked to work alongside your peers to allow you to gain confidence and then extend that confidence to leadership and volunteering activities. Applicants are encouraged to extend their work and volunteering out with their college course and into the community to ensure that they maximise all chances of networking and employment
On successful completion of this course, you can move on to a wide range of relevant vocational courses at SCQF Level 6 including Advanced Sport and Fitness Level 6.
- Active Schools Opportunities
- Sports Coach opportunities
- Leisure Centre roles
- Other doors will open with further course completion at Level 6 or HNC/D Level (Level 7/8)
Sports and Social Science
Sport and Fitness
Ayrshire College offers an excellent variety of award winning sport and fitness courses, whether you are looking for a career in fitness, football, sport science, health and exercise or sports coaching. Our Sports and Fitness courses are based in Kilmarnock and Irvine, where we offer courses from NC level through to HND, allowing you to progress.
Social Science is the study of people and issues that affect everyday society. Ayrshire College offers the opportunity to study and exciting and diverse range of disciplines from this wide field including psychology, sociology, history, politics, philosophy and criminology. Our Social Sciences courses will encourage you to ask questions and challenge assumptions about the world we live in. You will also develop a range of interpersonal skills that will be valuable in your chosen career.
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Open University Social Science Degree
Rebecca Brown achieved a 2:1 honours degree on Ayrshire College's new Social Science Open University course at the Kilmarnock campus. Here she explains why it was right for her...
Student Case Study, David discusses how Ayrshire College changed his life!
Students from around the College presented to the Board of Management. They told their stories and the impact the college had made on their lives. Angela talks about her HNC Social Science course here.
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"Absolutely, my three years at Ayrshire College gave me the experience and knowledge on how to coach and how to be successful with what I do. I loved my time at the College and if I could do it again I would."
Read more about William's story here.
William Dunnachie, Coaching and Developing Sport
Laura Aitken, HNC Social Science
"Some people think college is just like school but it’s not. I’ve learned so much from going to college. I got loads of help from lecturers and it’s like they end up being your pals in a way."
Stephen Wilson, HND Coaching and Developing sport
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|At the end of 2015, Sport and Fitness Curriculum Manager John McTaggart won the prestigious SQA Champion award at the SQA Star Awards ceremony in Edinburgh. John shared his winning formula in a very candid sit-down interview here.
John mctaggart, curriculum manager - sport and fitness
“I’m enjoying the course – we’re learning all about different sports. At the end of it I’d like to either be a personal trainer or work at Active Schools.”
Shannon Carrick, NC Sport and Fitness
Today we highlight the achievements of 18-year-old Ross Strachan, from Livingston, who is a talented handball player and HNC Coaching and Developing Sport student. Here is his story.
Ross strachan, hnc coaching and developing sport